Barbara Beck Lovelace is a writer, publications manager, and business owner. She has written technical, academic, and business documents, but her real love has been researching and writing historic plays for performance, drawing on her MA in American history. Her first fiction novel builds on family history to tell the reimagined story of a cherished grandmother who emigrated from Ireland in the late nineteenth century. When not writing, Barbara’s passions are enjoying time with her husband Bob, interpreting the lives of women of the past in living history settings, reading American history, and spending time with the Lord. In her blended family, she is blessed to share her life and homes in Virginia and Florida with seven grown children and fourteen grandchildren.